Surgical Technology - 50400

(1330 clock hours - Selective Admission)

This 12-month program provides the student with the technical ability, knowledge, and skills required for entry-level employment as a member of the health care team in any hospital operating room or outpatient surgical center. The Surgical Technology program provides the student with a strong foundation in the essentials of health care, anatomy, physiology and medical language, and pharmacology. Specialty didactic, laboratory and clinical courses in surgical technology prepare the student to become an entry-level surgical technologist.

Degree Requirements

Required program:

HSC V003Introduction to Health Care (O)

82 hours

HSC V405Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (O)

4 - 8 hours

HSC V540Body Structure and Function (O)

60 hours

HSC V530CConcepts of Medical Language (O)

35 hours

STS V003Introduction to Surgical Technology (O)

120 hours

STS V008Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist (O)

60 hours

STS V155CSurgical Techniques and Procedures (O)

210 hours

STS V255LSurgical Procedures Clinical (O)

225 hours

STS V120Surgical Specialties (O)

230 hours

STS V256LSurgical Specialties Clinical (O)

300 hours

This program also offers an Accelerated Alternate Delivery (AAD) track for on-the- job trained surgical technologists currently working in the field, and who qualify for admission. The graduate is eligible to sit for the national exam.

Students must achieve a grade of "C" or higher in all courses.